We're very excited to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to O.K. – The Musical and the many people who have contributed to it over the past four years
In Spring 2017 Berlin-based artist Christopher Kline worked with communities in Pennine Lancashire and Liverpool to produce O.K.– The Musical. The production and performances took place at Tate Liverpool, where gallery spaces were transformed into a living theatre.
Chris brought people together from communities along the canal in a series of meetings, where they shared their experiences over food before rehearsing and preparing for the final performances which took place in April 2017. No experience was required to be involved with participants trying their hand at acting, singing, playing an instrument, set design, lighting, and prop making. Bringing their own lives and experiences to the project, they influenced the narrative and the performance itself.
O.K.– The Musical explored and restaged the entire history and folklore of Kline’s home of Kinderhook in New York State with an original score by the artist. It was part of an annual season of commissions at Tate Liverpool entitled We Have Your Art Gallery.
The website which has now gone live tracks the making of this evolving community project and features video and audio content as well as a history and on going news about OK The Musical dedicated to all those who took part and continue to do so!